Important Information for Masters and Doctoral Graduates

FAQs

How do I apply for graduation?

You must apply for your degree with the Office of the Registrar. You may apply via the web.

Should I wear my cap or hood to the graduate hooding ceremony?
You should wear your academic regalia, including the medallion as well as any cords or stoles, but not the cap or hood.  Bring your hood to the ceremony where you will be hooded formally by your graduate chair. 

What should I do with my hood during the ceremony?
Carry your hood over your arm so you may hand it to your graduate chair for hooding.  When you march in Commencement on Sunday, you should wear your hood.

Where do graduate students sit during the hooding ceremony?
In assigned seating in the arena, divided according to academic program.

Who may attend the hooding ceremony?
Bring as many guests and family members as you would like. There are plenty of seats. No tickets are required.